General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 4 - 6 inches
Flowers: Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 70 - 75 deg F
Days to germinate: 5 to 20 days
Depth to plant seed: surface sow
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Sweet Alyssum
  • Sweet Alison
  • Seaside Lobularia

Photo Gallery
Location: NE Washington, Zone 5b
Date: September 21, 20111
Snow Crystals - happily taking over a 14 inch container

Date: June
credit: Rüdiger Wölk
Location: NE Washington, Zone 5b
Date: September 20, 20111
Snow Crystals - closeup of individual blooms

Credit: Fleuroselect, used with permission

Photo courtesy of Harris Seeds
  • Uploaded by Joy
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  • Posted by woofie (NE WA - Zone 5a) on Sep 21, 2011 12:54 PM concerning plant:
    "Snow Crystals" has somewhat larger flowers and a tidier, more mounded growth habit than "Carpet of Snow."
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Whoa, there is a container under there? by virginiarose Feb 13, 2014 1:42 PM 2

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